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Saturday, December 2, 2017   /   by Curtis Singh

How to avoid 9 common buyer traps before buying a home

How to Avoid 9 Common Buyer Traps BEFORE Buying a Home"A systemized approach to the home buying process can help you steer clear of these common traps, allowing you to not only cut costs, but also secure the home that's best for you."No matter which way you look at it, buying a home is a major investment. But for many homebuyers, it can be an even more expensive process than it needs to be since they fall prey to at least a few of the many common and costly mistakes which trap them into either:


paying too much for the home they want, or
losing their dream home to another buyer or,
(worse) buying the wrong home for their needs.


A systemized approach to the home buying process can help you steer clear of these common traps, allowing you to not only cut costs, but also secure the home that's best for you.

9 Buyer Traps
This important report discusses the 9 most common and costly homebuyer traps, how to identify them, and what you can do to avoid them:
1. Bidding Blind
Wh ...

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Friday, December 1, 2017   /   by Curtis Singh

Fixer Uppers: Myths and Facts

Fixer Uppers: Myths and Facts - What You Must Know Before You Buy
"A home will only sell for what the market can bear. What this means is that no matter how many upgrades were made, or how much money has been invested in the upgrades, a home will only sell for what the majority of homebuyers are willing to pay."
 
Before deciding that your next home must be a fixer-upper, you should do some homework into what to expect when purchasing these types of homes. Many prospective homebuyers tend to have a romanticized version of the entire process, and are quite shocked when confronted with the hard reality. Fixer Upper homes can often represent a good deal, but there are some points that a homebuyer should be aware of before making that offer.
MYTH #1:
I can make a "killing" in the real estate market by buying a run-down home, for tens of thousands of dollars less than the average home, fixing it up, and then immediately selling it for full price, or m ...

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